OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – RetroReset Video Games & Collectibles brought the latest in a series of high-profile stars to their Oak Hill location on Saturday in the form of actor, stuntman, artist, and athlete Brian A. Prince.
Prince’s expansive resume includes roles in The Walking Dead, Black Panther, and Captain America: Civil War, as well as that of the titular character in 2018’s The Predator.
Though perhaps most known for the movement-based work utilizing his agile, 6’10” frame – which in addition to acting and stunt work, includes parkour, earning him the distinction of the world’s tallest parkour athlete – Prince’s work as a whole is collectively rooted in creative expression and communicative exploration of the human condition.
A formally trained illustrator, Prince studied graphic design at Kennesaw State University in the late 2000s, and, in 2013, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Savannah College of Art and Design.
One might expect Prince’s notable stature to be the most immediately discernible feature upon meeting the actor. This, paired with the reputation of the Predator character as an imposing and extremely dangerous killing machine, may be seen as reason to anticipate a certain degree of intimidation in such a meeting. Conversely, Prince sported a beaming, genial grin that seemed to invite patrons over for photos, autographs, and conversation on this humid Saturday afternoon.
Generally speaking, when folks conceive of things or ideas which are atypical of their own routine experience, much gets lost in the way of how said things or ideas are interpreted. Viewing a photo of the Grand Canyon simply does not evoke a fraction of the awe one could expect from a gander at the real deal.
By this same token, when one is not routinely in the company of a person of notable stature, their perception of what it means to be 6’10” can be a bit skewed. Such was the case for this writer up until the moment when Prince rose from his seat to pose for a photograph, at which time the true scope of what the numerical figure entailed in the physical world was made abundantly clear.
As was the case during this writer’s brief time speaking with another esteemed guest of RetroReset’s, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler – more on that here – Prince presented as warm and personable, with no discernable ego of which to speak.
RetroReset Video Games and Collectibles continues to make waves throughout the area, with their upcoming O’Kill Con Convention set to bring a slew of exciting vendors and even more film favorites to the Mountain State.
More information on O’Kill Con can be found at the convention Facebook page, and readers can learn more about Brian A. Prince and his work at his official website.